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Backyard Poultry Workshop

From where to buy hatchlings and hens to how to clean out the coop, learn everything you need to know about maintaining your own backyard chicken flock from Hancock Shaker Villages’ “Chicken Lady.” Get hands-on experience with the HSV flocks and an insider’s peek into the coops, incubators, and brooders.

Where: Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield

For: Adults

Duration: 1 day

When: Spring

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Backyard Beekeeping Workshop

Learn the benefits of beekeeping for your home and your community. This Hancock Shaker Village workshop includes all materials for building a beehive, most of which you’ll assemble by the end of the session. You’ll also learn about hiving bees (introducing bees to a new hive), basic care and maintenance, and the cycle of beekeeping tasks throughout the year. Plus a jar of HSV honey and free passes to return and see hives being opened and honey extracted.

Where: Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield

For: Adults

Duration: 1 day

When: May

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Garden Workshops

Nestled in Western Massachusetts, the Berkshire Botanical Garden is dedicated to educating and inspiring others on the art and science of gardening. Immerse yourself in a workshop or lecture and see your gardening expertise grow.

Where: Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge

For: Adults

Duration: 1-, 2- and 3-day workshops

When: Seasonal

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